yes. he's 30" . not a huge body but if the ears are 23". as a rule I use the nose as 3" wide. looks to be over a nose width on his rt.My guess 165-170. Just put him down. hes a good looking buck. especially with a bow.In my opinion total score is overrated when a bucks looks like that one. good luck.
What is the likelyhood of you being able to find him again when the season opens in a few weeks? Have you seen him on more than one occassion? I think that if you can keep tabs on him over the next two weeks, you'd have a great chance at him with the bow. But on the other hand, if you just show up out there opening day and expect to locate him again, I'd say good luck! Either way, for a general season deer in Idaho, that buck is about as good as you can expect! I'd go after him in a heartbeat!
Best of luck! Tell us more! I wish I could hunt the early season, but I will have to find my buck in the late hunts come Nov and Dec.
Honestly thats probably the widest main-frame buck I've found around here. I've seen a few wider but thats counting outside spread with stickers.
You guys are exactly right, something spooked this buck so he was crossing an open ridge but where he lives has some dark timber and thick brush. I think in a month or so he'll be timbered up so my best chance will probably be with a bow. I'm also sure this area gets a fair amount of rifle hunting pressure. I might go back up there this week so I'll keep ya posted.